The Girl Who Drank the Moon

The Girl Who Drank the Moon Every year the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to the witch who lives in the forest They hope this sacrifice will keep her from terrorizing their town But the witch in the fore

  • Title: The Girl Who Drank the Moon
  • Author: Kelly Barnhill
  • ISBN: 9781616205676
  • Page: 174
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Every year, the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to the witch who lives in the forest They hope this sacrifice will keep her from terrorizing their town But the witch in the forest, Xan, is kind and gentle She shares her home with a wise Swamp Monster named Glerk and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon, Fyrian Xan rescues the abandoned children and delivers tEvery year, the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to the witch who lives in the forest They hope this sacrifice will keep her from terrorizing their town But the witch in the forest, Xan, is kind and gentle She shares her home with a wise Swamp Monster named Glerk and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon, Fyrian Xan rescues the abandoned children and delivers them to welcoming families on the other side of the forest, nourishing the babies with starlight on the journey One year, Xan accidentally feeds a baby moonlight instead of starlight, filling the ordinary child with extraordinary magic Xan decides she must raise this enmagicked girl, whom she calls Luna, as her own To keep young Luna safe from her own unwieldy power, Xan locks her magic deep inside her When Luna approaches her thirteenth birthday, her magic begins to emerge on schedule but Xan is far away Meanwhile, a young man from the Protectorate is determined to free his people by killing the witch Soon, it is up to Luna to protect those who have protected her even if it means the end of the loving, safe world she s always known.The acclaimed author of The Witch s Boy has created another epic coming of age fairy tale destined to become a modern classic.

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    1. Kelly Barnhill

      I m a writer, a mom, a wife, a dog owner, a reader, a thinker, a hiker, a friend, a runner, a teacher, a listener, terrible gardener, a lover of nature Sometimes I m all of these things at once I m also a former bartender, former park ranger, former waitress, former church janitor, former kosher meat slicer, former wild eyed activist, former wildland firefighter, former coffee jerk, former phone book delivery girl and a former dull eyed office slave Sometimes I am still these things Sometimes all at once.

    998 thoughts on “The Girl Who Drank the Moon”

    1. Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend.The people of the Protectorate leave a baby deep in the forest each year, a sacrificial offering made to a witch to deter her from terrorizing the village. When the witch, Xan, finds the babies, she feeds them starlight, but one year she accidentally pulls light from the moon and enmagicks a baby girl. Xan knows that the baby imbued with moonlight will have extraordinary abilities, so she decides to raise th [...]


    2. 4 1/2 stars.This is the story of a little baby girl sent to die but who is adopted by a good witch instead. Without meaning to, the Witch pours magic into Luna but, instead of letting her draw from her magic, she bounds it until Luna’s thirteenth birthday.Incidentally, that is the day the Witch decides to let herself die. But that day is coming and coming, closer and closer, and the Witch starts to regret her decision.There obviously is more happening in the story than only that. In fact, we h [...]


    3. Stunning language and memorable characters. Worthy of a spot alongside Susan Cooper, Ursula LeGuin, and Lloyd Alexander. The sort of book that makes you believe in magic (and love).


    4. Look at that beaut' of a cover guys! How could anyone walk past this in a bookstore and NOT want to read it?! And then the blurb: witches, tiny dragons, swamp monsters, lunar magicis book had all the ingredients for me to drop everything and just read! Which is why it turned out to be even more disappointing than it would've been without the great expectationsOh, where to start?! The first 10% was fabulous. After that:I'll just divide this review into pros and cons to make it easier for me to ke [...]


    5. The beauty of this book begins with its magical title: The Girl Who Drank the Moon. Luna is enmagicked as a baby by being fed the silvery honeyed moon beams. I was both jealous of that experience and yet felt kinship with it - how often have I felt graced by the gentle silvery radiance of moonlight! Of course, this being a fantasy novel,Luna's magic was more tangible! The Girl Who Drank the Moon is a fabulous work of fantasy pulling strongly on the art of storytelling and richly imbued with inte [...]


    6. I’m not surprised this won the Newbery, because it is absolutely stunning. Told in a wonderfully mystical narrative, this book is sure to join the ranks of enduring middle grade classics. The story centers around a long held tradition in the Protectorate, that every year the youngest child must be sacrificed to appease the witch in the forest. But right away the reader finds out the the witch, named Xan, is actually kind and makes the yearly trek to the Protectorate to save the babies from dyi [...]


    7. This book was way too long for Middle Grade, there was too much boring political content, and it was having a huge identity crisis. Some parts read like a great Children's chapterbook, a lot of it was based on an older character and read like okay YA, and then there were two adults in the story who had their adult thinking added in too often. For such a long book there was very little MG age interesting content.Many of the scenes were too long and a lot of them were basically the same scene in a [...]


    8. Just finished, and it was so amazing. Gorgeous, lyrical writing, a warm and clever story, a fairy tale quality. Reminded me of STARDUST by Neil Gaiman, more than anything else. Really recommended.


    9. pre-read This has been on my TBR for awhile, and I have finally checked out a copy from the library.For some reason I have a feeling that I will love it. Just have to finish some other books first. ___________________________________Full review, complete with quotes is up on my book blogFrom the moment I started reading and to the last page this was a solid 4 star read for me. If I had to describe this book in one word I would say - atmospheric. The world pulls you in, making you feel as you are [...]


    10. This is a new favorite book of mine. I love this book. I love Luna and her dragon. I love the witch who feed her moonlight. The story feels so big and it seems there is more to it and behind it. I love the tone of the book and the feeling of magic conveyed to the reader. There are some really horrible things that happen in the village and Sister Igraine is quite a character. I love the resolution of the book and how things conclude. It is so satisfying. I don't want to give anything away, simply [...]


    11. 4.5 starsTo be honest, the blurb for this book was TL;DR but I picked it up based on the title and cover alone. That's almost a sure way to be disappointed, I know, but in this case it worked out!So, what do you get when you take:-a kind and clever witch-a poetry reciting swamp monster-an adorably naive Perfectly Tiny Dragon who believes he's actually a Simply Enormous Dragon-a girl whose magic cannot be containedMix in a volcano, a town swamped with sorrow, add heaping spoonfuls of starlight, m [...]


    12. DNFSometimes you click with a book, sometimes you don't. I was curious about this book because of the Newbery Award but I've been pushing myself for days to keep reading this and I am just not interested anymore.:(Follow me on ♥ Facebook ♥ Blog ♥ Instagram ♥ Twitter ♥


    13. I can see why everyone's raving about this book. It's a complex, rich, magical story with unforgettable characters. It has that feel of a classic fantasy story about witches and forests and magic, but it's also a fresh approach that interweaves science and critical thinking and legend and being kept down by The Man. It's a review cliche to say that it's a story about the power of stories, but IT IS. It's about who's telling the stories and the book gives this macro view while the characters can [...]


    14. This is is such an amazing book with so much to love about it. The story is multilayered and beautiful, sad and uplifting. The characters are all so, so wonderful and unique. I loved each and every one of them. The writing is a joy.The audiobook narrator did such an excellent job with this book, giving each character a wonderfully unique slant. I listened to this with my kids, but I would have enjoyed it just as much listening to it on my own. Highly recommended.


    15. I'm in the middle of another more serious book and after a great review from my friend, Renata, I decided to pause to read something a little lighter and fun. I can see why Kelly Barnhill received a lot of awards for this great book. Her writing is crisp and clear, the perfect fairy tale story teller. The themes are all there, magic, love, sorrow, conservative ornery leaders who don't realize they're under the power of very old magic.The magic comes from the moon and the stars and it was so bea [...]


    16. Stunningly beautiful writing mixed with a perfectly plotted story filled with adventure, humor, and love. Each of Kelly's middle grade books gets exponentially better (which is astonishing, because they are all amazing), and this one will be a new classic for certain sure.


    17. "The Girl Who Drank the Moon" is middle grade fiction, and I read this fantasy because the cover is GORGEOUS and that image promised great things. But this story isn't really about the young girl on the book cover, or her little dragon friend. While that young girl and the little dragon are certainly characters in this novel, the story follows at least a dozen different people and creatures in an omniscient, head-hopping narrative voice that tries to channel Laini Taylor's prose in "Daughter of [...]


    18. “Just because you don't see something doesn't mean it isn't there. Some of the most wonderful things in the world are invisible. Trusting in invisible things makes them more powerful and wondrous.” People of Protectorate are led to believe by thier rulers that their is an evil With in the dangerous forest. Each year, they sacrifice a new born child to the witch in hope that she does not harm their towns. The rulers of Protectorate thinks that their is no Witch and child will die and through [...]


    19. I've been done with this book for a couple of weeks, and wasn't sure how to write this review. I thought about just throwing a 3 or 4 star rating down and being done with it, but I feel like I owe it to my friends that have similar tastes to be honest. I wanted to love this book. The cover was gorgeous.The writing was gorgeous.The ending came together perfectly.I didn't love this book. I kept pushing through it, hoping that I would have an "AH-HA" moment and fall head over heels in love with it. [...]


    20. به نظرم یه خرده کِش‌دار بود. ولی خیلی شخصیت‌پردازی‌هاش خوب بود و گره‌ و تعلیق قوی‌ای داشت. با اینکه اصلاً ایده‌ی خاص و نویی نداشت. ولی شیوه بیانش قشنگ بود و شوک‌هایی که من شخصاً نتونسته بودم پیش‌بینی‌شون کنم. فیریان خیلی شخصیت نازی بود یا فلسفه‌ای که برای مرداب توی داستان [...]


    21. HIGHLY RECOMMEND if you like witches, books with fairytale vibes, cute little dragons, stories about family, love, friendship, MAGIC, growing up, and gorgeous writing. I loved this book as soon as I started it and kept loving it long after the last page. I am keeping this on my shelf foreverrrrrr to read to my future children someday haha. I don't normally say that about a lot of books, and I also don't generally read middle grade, but after loving this one so much, I think I'm going to have to [...]


    22. Fwew. Finally! It felt like it took me forever to finally get through this. I would rate this somewhere between 3 and 3.5 stars. It's not a bad book, but for a Newbery winner, I was expecting more.What Worked:The writing is very pretty. Descriptive, poetic, lyrical has all the makings of an old-fashioned fairy tale story. It has some intriguing characters- a swamp monster who's been around since the beginning of the world, a sorrow eater, a childlike dragon, a magical girl has a lot of promise.W [...]


    23. С гордост и уверено заявявам, че това е един от най-очарователните детски романи, които някога съм чела.Магическа история, удивително симпатични герои (по-голямата част), приказна атмосфера, чудесии и битка между доброто и злото.


    24. I might be a grown-ass woman, but I love books written for middle schoolers. Middle school may not be a time many people look back on with fondness (acne! training bras! nocturnal emissions!), but at least kids that age get the good stuff when it comes to books. I think the secret is they’re not really books *only* for middle schoolers, they’re books that are accessible to *all* readers. Or so I tell myself, so as not to feel like a creeper when I, as a 31-year-old woman with no children and [...]


    25. I loved so much in this story:-The tone of the narrator, who comments throughout the story about the legends of the witch of the forest-Antain and his desires to be a carpenter and cause no harm to others-Thene's (sp?) steely strength and intelligence-The poet/monster Glerk, and his caring and kind behaviour-Xan, whom I simply adored for her enormous heart and compassion-Luna and how she learns and grows, and loves her friends utterly-Luna's mother, who never, ever gives up on finding her daught [...]


    26. I definitely need to read more Kelly Barnhill stories, because this is my second book by the author, and once again I've given it five starsLook, I don't know how to properly review this story. Part of me just wants to gush about the writing, the plot, the characters, the depth, the symbolism, the enchanting magical realism writing style.I don't want to pick things apart, like I normally do.This is a story about finding out who you are. A story about love and friendship, and what makes family. I [...]


    27. Wow. What a beautiful book and beautiful story. I read this out loud to my kids and they became as engrossed in it as I did. It's a layered, complex story with several characters factoring into the end result. Big and small characters all play a vital part in the story.The writing is breathtaking. The author sweeps you into the story and off your feet faster than you can read the first page. Then, she pulls you along on the backs of her paper birds for a journey through a land of volcanoes, witc [...]


    28. My goodness! This book was absolutely spiffing in all the right places! The story was enthralling and the characters were all splendid. Everyone has their own back story, their secrets, their story. And the author wrapped them all wonderfully into one book! This was such a quick and easy read, making it loads better when everything in this book was just so magical and interesting! I believe that everyone should read this book at least once. If they don't, they'll be missing on a whole lot of goo [...]


    29. I absolutely adored this book. It was so cute and sweet. Its obviously a book for younger readers. The story is simple and innocent. And so freaking magical!


    30. This book is just wonderful. It is beautifully written, and it took me rather easily on this magical journey. I was kind of swept away by it, to tell you the truth.The initial attraction to this book was admittedly the cover. It's gorgeous and is just crying out to be picked up and devoured. The narration of this book is remarkable, it's like there has been a sprinkling of magic put on it, that makes it all the more enthralling for the reader. I love all of the characters and there has obviously [...]


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